Research for more accurate decisions and better information

Large areas of the society are dependent on or influenced by weather and water. Increased requirements with regard to the environment and a climate in change provide new prerequisites. The SMHI research department provides tools, knowledge and decision guidance for the society. Read more about the SMHI research.

Research news from SMHI

Reduced spring flooding an effect of climate change

In Sweden and other areas of the world with snow cover part of the year, the regulation of rivers has altered the flow regimes of springtime floods to at least as great an extent as coming climate change will alter them. Scientists are now suggesting that water regulation could be used in climate adaptation as a way to recreate the natural variation in water flow regimes.

Climate impact atlas for Africa

Researchers are now starting to create a climate impact atlas for Africa. SMHI will be providing expert support as the climate impact atlas is developed by researchers in Africa.

Research news from SMHI

Reduced spring flooding an effect of climate change

In Sweden and other areas of the world with snow cover part of the year, the regulation of rivers has altered the flow regimes of springtime floods to at least as great an extent as coming climate change will alter them. Scientists are now suggesting that water regulation could be used in climate adaptation as a way to recreate the natural variation in water flow regimes.

Climate impact atlas for Africa

Researchers are now starting to create a climate impact atlas for Africa. SMHI will be providing expert support as the climate impact atlas is developed by researchers in Africa.

11 August 2017

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

A linkage between climate change and floods has been identified using a new international river …

06 July 2017

Reduced spring flooding a result of climate change – may be counteracted through water regulation

In Sweden and other areas of the world with snow cover part of the year, the regulation of rivers …

13 June 2017

Climate impact atlas for climate change in Africa to be realized

Researchers are now starting to create a climate impact atlas for Africa. This will show some …

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Air quality Atmospheric remote sensing Climate, Rossby Centre Hydrology Meteorology Oceanography

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International Project Office for CORDEX

The IPOC is responsible for providing strong global coordination, together with the appropriate administrative, scientific and technical support, to respond to CORDEX’s rapidly expanding worldwide activities.

International Conference on Regional Climate

The third International Conference on Regional Climate: ICRC-CORDEX 2016 took place 17th-20th May 2016 in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden. Find presentations and other content from the conference at the ICRC-CORDEX 2016 web site.

International Project Office for CORDEX

The IPOC is responsible for providing strong global coordination, together with the appropriate administrative, scientific and technical support, to respond to CORDEX’s rapidly expanding worldwide activities.

International Conference on Regional Climate

The third International Conference on Regional Climate: ICRC-CORDEX 2016 took place 17th-20th May 2016 in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden. Find presentations and other content from the conference at the ICRC-CORDEX 2016 web site.

News from SMHI on CORDEX

Research projects EU Horizon 2020

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Horizon 2020 projects

Horizon 2020 is the EU program for research and innovation. SMHI is involved in several Horizon 2020 project. The projects have undergone an application process and are conducted in collaboration with other institutions and organizations.

Digital world

Development of global climate models

Climate models are the tools used by researchers to investigate future developments in the climate. Researchers are now going to improve global climate models to deepen the knowledge about climate change.

Algblomning mellan Gotland och Öland

Measurements improve knowledge of Europe's coastal waters

A new EU project will improve observations of the status of Europe's coastal waters, including algal blooms. Existing observation systems will be linked together and new methods will be developed. SMHI is one of 33 institutes that are collaborate in the project, which will continue for four years.

EU FP7

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The 'Switch-On' project particularly successful

SMHI's project Switch-On is noted by the EU as a particularly successful project. The project uses open data to create services for water management in Europe, and it builds up a research infrastructure to promote cooperation between European researchers.

Research projects EU Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 logo

Horizon 2020 projects

Horizon 2020 is the EU program for research and innovation. SMHI is involved in several Horizon 2020 project. The projects have undergone an application process and are conducted in collaboration with other institutions and organizations.

Digital world

Development of global climate models

Climate models are the tools used by researchers to investigate future developments in the climate. Researchers are now going to improve global climate models to deepen the knowledge about climate change.

Algblomning mellan Gotland och Öland

Measurements improve knowledge of Europe's coastal waters

A new EU project will improve observations of the status of Europe's coastal waters, including algal blooms. Existing observation systems will be linked together and new methods will be developed. SMHI is one of 33 institutes that are collaborate in the project, which will continue for four years.

EU FP7

SWITCH-ON logotype

The 'Switch-On' project particularly successful

SMHI's project Switch-On is noted by the EU as a particularly successful project. The project uses open data to create services for water management in Europe, and it builds up a research infrastructure to promote cooperation between European researchers.

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Research for more accurate decisions and better information

Large areas of society are dependent on or influenced by the weather and water. Increased requirements with regard to the environment and a changed climate also provide new opportunities.

Kollage med bilder som symboliserar SMHIs forskning och utveckling

Research for more accurate decisions and better information

Large areas of society are dependent on or influenced by the weather and water. Increased requirements with regard to the environment and a changed climate also provide new opportunities.

Climate Research at SMHI

Climate research at the Rossby Centre

The Rossby Centre pursues research on climate processes and the behaviour of the climate system. The principal tools are the global and regional climate models developed within the research unit.

Climate impacts – water in the future

Future climate scenarios indicate higher temperatures in Sweden, more precipitation with higher extreme intensities, and the sea level will rise. SMHI Hydrological research studies how future climate change may affect water availability and flow dynamics in the rivers.

Marine environment in changing climate

In order to compute the various possible scenarios on how the future of the Baltic Sea may develop, we use numerical models which couple the physical, chemical and biological processes in the ocean.

Air Quality and Climate Change

In a future climate the concentrations and depositions of air pollutants may change considerably - resulting in the elimination of our current view of emission reductions. At SMHI research is being carried out with the objective of increasing the knowledge of the link between Climate and Air Quality.

Climate research at the Rossby Centre

The Rossby Centre pursues research on climate processes and the behaviour of the climate system. The principal tools are the global and regional climate models developed within the research unit.

Climate impacts – water in the future

Future climate scenarios indicate higher temperatures in Sweden, more precipitation with higher extreme intensities, and the sea level will rise. SMHI Hydrological research studies how future climate change may affect water availability and flow dynamics in the rivers.

Marine environment in changing climate

In order to compute the various possible scenarios on how the future of the Baltic Sea may develop, we use numerical models which couple the physical, chemical and biological processes in the ocean.

Air Quality and Climate Change

In a future climate the concentrations and depositions of air pollutants may change considerably - resulting in the elimination of our current view of emission reductions. At SMHI research is being carried out with the objective of increasing the knowledge of the link between Climate and Air Quality.

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